Musical Justice

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Musical Justice
StarringRudy Vallée
Mae Questel
Victor Young
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • December 26, 1931 (1931-12-26)
Running time
11 minutes
CountryUnited States

Musical Justice is a 1931 Paramount Pictures musical short starring Betty Boop and Rudy Vallée.

Plot summary[edit]

Musical Justice stars Rudy Vallée as judge and His Connecticut Yankees as jury presiding over the Court of Musical Justice. The judge hears three separate cases.

The final case is the State vs. Betty Boop, in which the judge tells Betty Boop (Mae Questel) that "she has broken every law of music". Boop's rendition of "Don't Take My Boop-Oop-A-Doop Away" results in a verdict of not guilty,



Sung by Mae Questel

Production background[edit]

  • This is one of only two movies to portray a live-action Betty Boop. The other is a 1932 episode of the Paramount series Hollywood on Parade, in which Bonnie Poe portrays Betty Boop.
  • According to a draft of the script, Betty Boop was originally to be played in Musical Justice by Margie Hines.

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